The focus «Art, Science and Technology» supports production and cooperation models at the interface of these three fields of activity. In this way, Pro Helvetia responds to the need for greater exchange between the different actors and brings research work closer to artistic practice. It offers cultural practitioners the possibility of exploring technological and scientific developments from an artistic perspective in dialogue with researchers.
Pro Helvetia develops the formats of the focus in close cooperation with established institutions and partners from the fields of science and technology. The offers of support are invitations to sound out and exploit the potential of mutual inspiration and collaboration.
Goals of the focus (2021 – 2024) are:
- Cultural practitioners deal with scientific ideas and technological concepts, take an active part in current societal debates and broaden their artistic modes of expression.
- Dialogue between cultural practitioners and researchers is facilitated through new formats and networking platforms.
- The work of cultural practitioners and researchers is enriched through new and unfamiliar perspectives.
«Art meets …»
Episode duration: 15-20 minutes
Host: Jennifer Khakshouri
Composer and sound designer: Lukas Fretz
Pro Helvetia is launching its first podcast series as part of its « Art, Science and Technology » focus: each of the seven episodes addresses a specific theme and features an artist and a researcher who have worked together. The conversations consider the joys and challenges of transdisciplinary collaboration. Produced in English, the series has a global scope, both in terms of its speakers, who come from Pro Helvetia’s international network, and in terms of its audience.